Mix It Up With Unique Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
Decorating the Christmas tree is one of the best family traditions in the entire holiday schedule. Many families make it an event in itself, hanging up ornaments and arranging all the customary trimmings while sipping hot chocolate and playing their go-to soundtrack of Christmas tunes. It makes sense to keep things traditional, and there's certainly something to be said for doing the same Christmas tree decorating design every year. And yet, maybe this is the year to switch up your tradition. Maybe you made the change to an artificial tree and want to experiment with a new look or moved out on your own and want to start your own tradition. Maybe you're ready to toss out the rulebook altogether. Mix it up this year with one of these unique Christmas tree decorating ideas.
Changing things up doesn't mean you have to start from scratch. Some of the same decorating rules still apply. You'll still want to spiral around some holiday string lights, spread out that tree skirt and top off the design with a star or holiday figure. You can still lay a solid foundation with the intention of decorating your tree with a completely different theme. The ornaments can be the major turning point for your new design, and it all starts with a theme. One fun theme that any family will enjoy is the friendly faces photo theme that turns your entire tree into a collage. Stock up on ornaments that allow you to feature photos or create your own DIY ornaments the old fashioned way. You could give each family member a portion of the tree to decorate with a collection of photos featuring themselves, pepper the tree with pictures of the whole family or focus on a timeline to keep things current by just featuring photos from the last twelve months
If you're looking for a fun new way to decorate your Christmas tree that skips all the ornament hanging entirely, consider wrapping your tree to transform it into a huge Advent calendar. Also a great way to make sure you get your Christmas tree checked off your to-do list as early as you can, the Advent calendar tree will bring your family together every day leading up to the big day on the 25th of December. Treat the Advent calendar like Christmas stockings and add little gifts or candy for the family. You could even take turns each day so every family member get a little surprise on the luck of their draw. Supplement the little gifts like a traditional Advent calendar by revealing a bit of the Christmas story each day, assigning a Bible verse to each day or even turning the activity into a game with trivia questions and prizes for each calendar day.
Crazy For Candy
It's never a bad idea to add some candy to the equation. Candy canes might've been shaped to look like a shepherd's staff, but they were practically designed to be hung on tree branches. It's pretty easy to turn your entire tree into a candy paradise with an assortment of wrapped candy and candy ornaments designed to be hung on the tree. Just make sure to keep them at a height where the dog or cat can't reach. Add to the candy theme with red and white tinsel or lights for a striped design, or toss in metallic items for a little sparkle, natural pieces like pinecones for an occasional dose of texture or a unique tree skirt pattern to reflect your original Christmas style.
Trees That Travel
Mobile Christmas trees are becoming trendier, not only because it gives your family a versatile way to celebrate the holidays, but because it's an entirely new way to put a twist on traditional. Keep in mind that this method will be difficult to pull off with that giant pine you cut down in the forest and dragged back through the snow with a pickup truck. It's meant more for those mid-size trees or smaller trees that can be stabilized in a compact area. For artificial trees, there is the opportunity to detach it from the bottom and attach the pole to old office chair wheels. It gets trickier with a real tree, but it's still possible, and pretty country chic to feature it in a large rolling planter or wheelbarrow. You could also forego the wheels and use a wicker basket as the base, or a planter box, or just go crazy with your creativity and try out a strange tree design.
Whether you're in the mood to mix things up or want to keep things traditional this season, LTD Commodities has the Christmas ornaments and decor to make the perfect tree, as well as some fun gifts that inspire that special holiday feeling, from holiday music boxes to angelic figurines.